Researchers examine every facet of the digestive system to find better ways to treat illnesses and conditions that originate in the gastrointestinal system, liver and pancreas, from genetic biomarkers and molecular pathogenesis to the role of alcohol consumption and nutrition.

Research in Action

At the Johns Hopkins IBD Center, groundbreaking work is being done. For the past three years, Dr. Alyssa Parian and her colleagues - as part of a three year grant - have been developing solutions for perianal fistulas.

Featured Research and Patient Care Stories

Research Funding

Initially established with the generous contribution of Harvey and Lyn Meyerhoff, the majority of current research funding in basic science comes from investigator-initiated independent grant support from the NIH. Funding is also provided by major national organizations such as the American Gastroenterology Association, American Liver Foundation, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America and a variety of private sources including major pharmaceutical firms.